The song, from BTS' new Billboard 200 leader "Love Yourself: Answer," launches as the Hot 100's second-highest-charting K-pop hit, after the group's No. 10-peaking "Fake Love" in June.
BTS' "IDOL," featuring Nicki Minaj, soars in at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 8), arriving as the second-highest-charting K-pop hit in the chart's archives. The group holds the mark with its No. 10 hit "Fake Love," which debuted and peaked at No. 10 in June.
The song starts at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 43,000 downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 30. BTS previously led the list with "Fake Love," which premiered with 29,000 in June.